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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Howard Clark?
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Submitted By: Dallas Branum on Jul 1, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Sassafras


Climb #13: Sassafras (5.9+ PG, 100' FA – Howard Clark?) One of the three most commonly done climbs – it’s got a little bit of everything with two distinct cruxes. Start near the base of tree that’s below the start of the crack. This is approximately 25’ right of the start of Warm-Up. Face climb up the steep face to a short awkward hand crack to a shelf (first crux). Some people
prefer to start about 15’ to the left and traverse over to crack in order to get pro in a bit sooner. However, it also creates more rope drag and your second could pendulum if they came off.

Continue on up the discontinuous finger crack to a bolt. Clip the bolt and friction on up to the right (2nd crux), then follow the friction slab up to the bolted anchors behind a small tree (shared with route 14, Undercling Slab).


Standard trad rack.

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By Randy Garrett
From: Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 5, 2014

I added some quick links to the bolted anchor
By Dallas Branum
From: Leadville, Colorado
Nov 5, 2014

Sweet! They are unneeded though, as it is already equipped with Metolious Rap Hangers.

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